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  1. #1114992017-07-20 19:48:50catofwar said:

    One of the most disturbing books on slavery would have to be this one, it is called "the known world" by Edward P. Jones, the horrific historical accounts of abuse shocked me, back in those times (not far distant) ear cuttings. shooting slaves for running away, I close my eyes in some chapters because of the horror of what I have read. Buying ppl and selling them, and then teaching the slaves that it is in Gods word that they do as they are told is just mind bending.

  2. #1115022017-07-21 07:10:35DarkChaplain said:

    Just finished A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, also known as the first John Carter of Mars novel.
    Typical ERB, of course. John Carter is, basically, a perfect human being, adored by almost everybody. He learns an entire new language within days, similar to how ERB's Tarzan learned to act civilized and speak various languages in a short timespan. However, I actually really enjoyed the adventure, even though the end was... contrived. As in, John Carter doesn't remember he knew something vital to solve a problem until it was basically too late to make use of. Made me scratch my head, really. But oh well, the rest was fun, if obviously dated in style.

    Gonna go back to Lady of the Lake and Oregairu for a while and then continue with Gods of Mars, book two.

  3. #1115842017-07-27 16:09:08DarkChaplain said:

    Still on Lady of the Lake & Oregairu, but now also on Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan (yay!) and Star Wars: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden. Good week for releases!

  4. #1116182017-07-30 16:08:45IrawaWeirHolo said:

    After finishing "Norwegian Wood", I browsed the net for some of Murakami's works and found out ppl are saying that NW was too different from what his previous works were. It made me look forward reading his other works. For some reason, I can't seem to like the book "White Swan Black Swan". Maybe I'm not cut to read short stories so I dropped it and started reading "foolscap or, the stages of love".

  5. #1124732017-11-25 11:15:17 *DarkChaplain said:

    Alright, let's just throw a bunch of titles, covers and links on here.

    I just finished Roadside Picnic by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky. Author Peter Fehervari asked about my thoughts on it, so idiot me wrote a review of it this morning. As such, I won't comment on it here.

    https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1511607846l/16118280.jpg


    I am also currently typing up my late review of The Horusian Wars: Resurrection by John French, a Warhammer 40,000 Inquisition novel harking back to the old days of the Inquisitor specialist game and its characters. This one was, I'm afraid, a disappointment and never really pulled me in.

    https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1500678361l/35722211.jpg


    Likewise, I just finished A Time of Dread by John Gwynne about a week ago, which is on the review desk as well. I got an early copy, the book isn't due until January, but damn me do I love John's books. This is the start of a new series following his The Faithful and the Fallen quartet, so you should start with that instead. They're fantastic fantasy novels.

    https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1501499989l/34392663.jpg


    I'm still reading The City of Ice by K.M.McKinley. Somehow I keep getting distracted by other things, like review requests, shiny new releases, you get it. The book's been great so far and follows right on from The Iron Ship. There was a sea dragon humping the ship just a bit ago, and you don't see that every day. Especially not with that kind of... climax.

    https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1484181417l/33840637.jpg


    The Big Oneā„¢ would probably be Brandon Sanderson's Oathbringer, book three in the Stormlight Archive series.I'm not that far into it, though with Sanderson, that is always relative. I'd be halfway through most regular novels already, but barely 10% through this one. It is longer than even Words of Radiance, its predecessor.

    https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1500062760l/25882222.jpg


    I could list a few others, like Olaf Stapledon's Sirius, which I'm about to start this weekend, or The Fell Sword, which I'm eager to get to after recently finishing Miles Cameron's The Red Knight. There's also a veritable host of Light Novels on my shelf now, waiting for me to get to them. If only I could use The World and catch up...

  6. #1124822017-11-25 23:57:04 *Kinnear said:

    https://englishlightnovels.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/baccano-2-jpn.jpg

    Started reading the Baccano! light novels recently. Great read, check them out if you're interested. As of now, the first 4 volumes are translated to English.